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Brijesh Agarwal, Co-Founder & Director,
Brijesh Agarwal, Co-Founder & Director,

“I am an ardent fan of Google Hangout”


Brijesh Agarwal is the Co-Founder & Director, Being a part of the core management team, Brijesh has been the brainchild behind the creation of a plethora of innovative products of IndiaMART. Since his joining in December 1999, he has been providing eclectic strategies appertaining to sales, marketing, operations and human resources.

With nine years of experience in the B2B world, he is a management graduate from the University of Lucknow and an MBA from National Institute of Integrated Learning and Management.  He started his career as a Supply Chain Consultant at Miebach Logistics GmbH, Bangalore. 

What gadgets do you use?

I am currently using an iPhone, an iPad and a Harman Kardon/JBL Home Theatre.

Which is the latest gadget you picked up?

I have recently bought two fantastic products. One is an Android Mini Computer AK802 and another one is the Samsung Galaxy Tab2.

Which brand do you like and why?

It will have to be Google. Google keeps on surprising me every time with the incredible products that they make. 

What is your dream machine?

It will have to be Batman's bike.

What do you not like about technology?


Which apps are you addicted to?

LinkedIn and Temple Run.

One funny / nostalgic anecdote relating to tech.

Setting up with my brother. We set up the firm back in 1996 and began educating SMEs on the importance of going online even when they themselves did not understand the term ‘internet’.  

Back then, many of our customers had not heard of the email, let alone using the internet.

We actually used to print all the queries received over email from buyers overseas and sent it out to our customers over print.

Now, we have 1.2 million suppliers on the which speaks volumes about the journey we have taken in the past decade or so.

What’s the biggest tech disaster according to you?

One instance where technology solved your problem.

I am an ardent fan of Google.

Google Hangout has enabled me to do video conferencing daily with my colleagues spread across India in the simplest manner.

(This article was published on February 1, 2013)
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All the best Rubal Sir :)

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Posted on: Feb 4, 2013 at 15:35 IST
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